Jamie Lynn Spears Shuts Down Fan Questioning Britney Spears' Mental Health Amid #FreeBritney Movement

Mehera Bonner

From Seventeen

  • Jamie Lynn Spears shut down a fan who asked why she isn't speaking out about Britney Spears' mental health.

  • Britney fans have expressed concern over her conservatorship, giving rise to the #FreeBritney movement.

Jamie Lynn Spears is speaking out in defense of her sister Britney Spears as fans question the pop star's conservatorship and the #FreeBritney movement gains more traction on social media. Jamie shared a screengrab of Halsey's recent tweets urging fans not to joke about Kanye West's mental health and bipolar disorder, and captioned the post with the following:

"If you deal with mental illness or care for someone dealing with mental illness, then you know how important it is to respect the situation with privacy for the person, and the family trying to protect their loved ones, no matter how it may appear to the public, and as the public we must learn to do the same. I pray this doesn’t bring shame to anyone dealing with mental illness, you are not alone, and you are loved. Sending all my love and prayers to all of you♥️"

Unfortunately, a follower felt the need to write "how about your sister's OBVIOUS mental illness? Why don't you speak on that?" and Jamie was not here for it. "You have no right to assume anything about my sister," she wrote in response. "And I have NO right to speak about HER health and personal matters. She is a strong, badass, unstoppable woman, and that's the only thing that is OBVIOUS."

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Jamie's comments come as fans have expressed concern that Britney has almost no control of her life due to the strict rules of her conservatorship—as well as theories that the star has been asking for help via her social media posts. According to The Blast, Britney is due back in court on July 22nd, "where it's hoped her 12-year long conservatorship case will come to a close."

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